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Night in with Butterkist | Popcorn Brownies Recipe

November 21, 2016

Sometimes when the boy is out to play, I like to have a night in to bake (drink gin etc) and just generally chill out. Recently Butterkist sent me everything I needed for the perfect girly night in.

I decided that as I hadn’t baked in a while I would have a go at Butterkist Popcorn Topped Brownies. Gooey brownies, with a crunchy top, you can’t go wrong. Plus really they are quite simple to make and perfect for sharing (or not in my case).

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I baked my brownies first, let them cool then topped them with a gooey marshmallow popcorn topping. When I was done I ran myself a bath and enjoyed a Lush face mask with a hot chocolate and a box of the Salted Caramel Butterkist Popcorn. This is one of 3 new flavours, which also include- Raspberry and Coconut (a little sickly for me) and Chocolate Mallow (which I used to top my brownies with!) The little Butterkist boxes for serving the popcorn in were so cute!

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Butterkist Popcorn Brownies Recipe
Yields 12
Chocolatey, gooey, crunchy brownies. Perfect for a night in and a chocolate overdose when served with hot chocolate!
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For the Brownies
  1. 185g Unsalted butter
  2. 185g 70% dark chocolate
  3. 85g Self raising flour
  4. 50g cocoa powder
  5. 3 Large eggs
  6. 275g Light muscavado sugar
For the Popcorn Topping
  1. 45g Unsalted butter
  2. 200g Butterkist popcorn
  3. 180g Marshmallows
  4. Sprinkles
Making the Brownies
  1. Heat the oven to 170C (fan)/180C. Grease and line a 21cm long brownie tray.
  2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, take off the heat and stir in the sugar. Now whisk the mixture until frothy.
  3. Add in the dark chocolate and stir until mostly melted with the residual heat, then beat in the eggs.
  4. Seive the flour and cocoa powder then fold into the mixture.
  5. Pour into the brownie tray and smooth out so it is evenly in the tray.
  6. Cook for 30-40 minutes in the oven until a papery layer form on the top. It may crack.
  7. Leave to cool in the tray. When it is fairly cool and out of the tray, you can make the topping.
Making the Topping
  1. Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat then stir in the marshmallows.
  2. Keep stirring the entire time so it doesn't catch, keep going until the marshmallows have melted and the mixture has come together and gotten glossy.
  3. Stir through the popcorn and make sure it is completely coated (this bit is a bit difficult- you need a strong arm).
  4. Pour over the top of the brownies and act quickly to smooth it out over the top (it sets very quickly). Pour over sprinkles, we used mini stars!
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I had a lovely night in, it’s sometimes just great to take some time to yourself for a bit of self care. I managed to chill out, bake some awesome brownies and even caught up with some blog stuff. Mr W came back from the pub and stole brownies! Tut tut. But they proved a hit, so are well worth baking!

Are you a Butterkist fan? What’s your favourite thing to do on a night in? Let me know in the comments,

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P.S. This post is in collaboration with Butterkist. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.

12 Comments

  • Reply Rachel November 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Oh what a great way to use popcorn, though I do love a bag of Butterkist whilst watching a box set x

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      I love butterkist for film watching reasons, but the brownies make the treat even more naughty/awesome πŸ™‚

  • Reply izzy Wong November 23, 2016 at 7:28 am

    A brownie after the pub is great, think i would have definitely done what Mr W did haha. Can you use any flavoured popcorn or would you suggest unsalted/salted caramel? x

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:26 am

      I think any sweet popcorn would be fine πŸ™‚ Perfect post pub fuel!

  • Reply asma November 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    this looks AWESOME!!! and butterkist is the best popcorn πŸ™‚ but butterkist and brownies?!? genius combination!!

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ They were pretty delicious brownies πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bec November 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    these brownies look epic Emma – I’d definitely have the marshmallow topping. I love Butterkist too. My favourite thing when I’m in alone is to get a hot chocolate and chill out listening to Ludovicio Einaudi πŸ™‚ love bec xx

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ They were wonderfully tasty, I love a hot chocolate too.

  • Reply Corina November 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

    What a fantastic idea! It sounds like exactly the type of night in I’d love to have to myself. And my other half would also be certain to come back and start eating all my baking too!

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Haha he always nabs my baking if I leave it in an obvious place!

  • Reply Hairwonderfulday November 21, 2016 at 8:09 am

    This look very yum and certainly like Friday night cheat;) xx

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    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:29 am

      They’re an every day cheat πŸ˜‰

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